Enthusiast Gaming taps Coinbase to help build its web3 game offerings 

Quick Take

  • Enthusiast Gaming will build out a browser-based first-person shooter game called EV.IO that rewards a player’s achievements with cryptocurrency.
  • Coinbase will provide Enthusiast Gaming the crypto wallets, blockchain nodes, fiat-to-crypto payment ramps and other tools via its Coinbase Cloud developer platform.
  • Enthusiast Gaming has partnerships with high-profile brands such as Adidas, HBO Max, Universal Pictures, Lego and Logitech. 

Crypto exchange giant Coinbase will provide the infrastructure for gaming entertainment firm Enthusiast Gaming to build out its blockchain-based gaming offerings.  

Coinbase will provide Enthusiast Gaming the crypto wallets, blockchain nodes, fiat-to-crypto payment ramps and other tools via its Coinbase Cloud developer platform, Enthusiast Gaming said a release.  

Enthusiast Gaming will use these tools to build out EV.IO, a browser-based first-person shooter game that rewards players with cryptocurrency for their achievements, and other blockchain-based games. 

“We’re honored to have been selected by Enthusiast Gaming to power its growing portfolio of games with scalable blockchain infrastructure,” said Dan Kim, vice president of business development at Coinbase, said in a release. “Partnering with industry experts on game-changing titles like EV.IO is how we’ll help onboard the next 100 million users into web3 in the safest and most seamless way possible.” 

Enthusiast Gaming earned $51.1 million in revenue in the second quarter of 2022. The firm has partnerships with Adidas, the U.S. Navy, HBO Max, Universal Pictures as well as the gaming NFT marketplace Fractal.  


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